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A Cheetah can be distinguished from other big cats by their smaller size, spotted coats, small heads and ears and distinctive "tear stripes" that stretch from the corner of the eye to the side of the nose.
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Masai Mara National Reserve
I saw two cheetah families on my Kenya trip, one with three cubs and one with four. This female climbed onto a dirt mound for better vision of the surrounding area.
Mating Season: Throughout the year.
Gestation: Around 3 months.
Litter size: 2-4 cubs
Cubs are smoky in color with long, woolly hair – called a mantle – running down their backs. This mantle is thought to camouflage cubs in grass, concealing them from predators. Mothers move cubs to new hiding places every few days. At 5 - 6 weeks, cubs follow the mother and begin eating from their kills.
The Cheetah's slender, long-legged body is built for speed. They are the fastest land animal in the world. Cheetahs can be distinguished from other big cats by their smaller size, spotted coats, small heads and ears and distinctive "tear stripes" that stretch from the corner of the eye to the side of the nose.
Top Speed: ± 113 km/h. (Kruger National Park, RSA)
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Even I were too close to them, they didn't show interest to me
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I might be wrong, but I think this might be my very first cheetah shot here on my stream.
And now for something completely off topic. I am calling out to my British and Scottish followers for advice. I'll be walking along the Hadrian's Wall Path in about three weeks. I am doing what I can to prepare appropriately in terms of where to go, what to see and what to pack - but it is all based on guidebooks. Is there any first hand advice you can give me for my trip? Every tiny bit of "insider" information is appreciated. Thanks. :)
This was 1 of 3 Cheetah brothers seen at Phinda Game Reserve, South Africa in the late afternoon golden light. Seeing these wild cheetahs for the first time really took my breath away. We ended up seeing 3 different groups in this protected area.
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I am a docent at a local zoo close to where I live. This cheetah is one of two adult cheetahs which reside within the exhibit at the zoo. I talk to the guests about the animals, and show them where the animals are within the exhibit, because sometimes they are camouflaged so well the guests walk by without seeing them.
This male cheetah is about fifteen years old with a delicate stomach. He needs to be fed four times a day in small amounts of a special diet. He scouts out his territory within the exhibit for about two and a half hours in the morning marking his territory by spraying the trees and leaving scent marks on the ground with his back feet. He came to our zoo from Busch Gardens, but he was originally born at a breeding facility in the Netherlands.
The female and the male have been together for about six years and have one cub together. We are not allowed to give out the names of the animals because the names are used for training purposes by the zoo keepers, however, I could not pronounce them correctly anyway. He is very calm and a beauty to watch as he does his thing.
Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)
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Another cheetah shot today, as it is pretty nice and sunny here...
This cheetah enjoyed the sun also, but lay down in the shade later on..
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Okavango Delta, Botswana
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Wild South Africa
Kruger National Park
Solitary cheetah on an early morning hunt
The cheetah is a large feline inhabiting most of Africa and parts of the Middle East. It is the only extant member of the genus Acinonyx.
Cheetah looking for food in Kruger National Park, near Satara base camp.
Photo taken August 2014
This Cheetah had to be thirsty. The water was brackish. It would come, take a drink, grimace, walk a bit, then take another drink, etc.
Phinda is rightly famous for its cheetah. Aged between 2 and 3 months old theses cubs were a fluffy furball of delight to see but incredibly hard to photograph as they hid in the long grass. This image is poorly framed but you can see how they resemble honey badgers more than their mother at this age. Born with dark fur, these are beginning to show their spots, but the overwhelming feature is fluffiness! Cheetah mums work hard to keep their cubs safe and healthy, she was constantly on the alert and moved them frequently. Thanks to Ben and Bongani for finding cheetah for us every day!
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This cheetah marking its territory was photographed in the wild in the Kruger National Park.
Cheetah at Exmoor Zoo
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